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Applications will be accepted online at https://tehamabusinessresourcehub.org

5:00pm PST on October 30, 2020

    1. Unexpired City of Corning Business License.
    2. 2019 business tax returns or Fictitious Business Name Statement filed prior to March 15, 2019.
    3. Business plan summary to show impact from COVID-19 business closures and/or business modifications, and pro-active planning for the coming year, including how grant funds will be expended by December 30, 2020.
    4. Other documents may be requested by the program administrator if deemed necessary for information verification.

The business license application and information for the City of Corning can be found here https://www.corning.org/LIC_Business_2020.pdf

One year of Federal tax returns for the business (2019).

2019 tax returns need to be filed prior to applying for this program. 

    1. For-profit businesses physically located and operating in the City of Corning with a demonstrated economic need as a direct result of COVID-19. See Program Eligibility and About the Program for additional information. 
    2. Businesses with 10 full-time equivalent employees (FTE) or less at the time of application.  Self-employed business owners are eligible. (40 hour per week equals 1.0 FTE; a part-time employee working 20 hours per week equals 0.5 FTE).
    3. A business that has been operating for at least 1 year prior to March 15, 2020. 
    4. NOTE:  Businesses that have received funds or have been notified of approval of funds from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance ARE eligible if the amount received is less than their documented financial need (financial information to be included in the application and verified with follow-up documentation).

No.  Do not include the business owner when calculating the business’ number of employees.

Yes, but only if the amount received is less than the documented financial need of the business (financial information to be included in the application and verified with follow-up documentation). 

Example A: Business received $10,000 from the Paycheck Protection Program. However, the business has spent $10,000 on payroll and other costs that fall under the PPP program, but also has $25,000 in other COVID-19 related expenses. This business would be eligible to apply.

Example B: Business received $50,000 from the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. The business spent $10,000 on payroll, $10,000 on COVID-19 related safety upgrades and $20,000 on other expenses, totaling $40,000 of EIDL funds spent. This business would NOT be eligible, as there is no unmet need.

No.  This would constitute a duplication of benefits under Federal guidelines.  Any grant funds received under this program that are later determined to be a duplication of benefits may require repayment of funds.

No.  Businesses must be for-profit businesses physically located and operating in the City of Corning with a demonstrated economic need as a direct result of COVID-19.

No. Your business must have been in operation for at least 1 year prior to March 15, 2020.  Eligible documentation can include 1 year of federal business tax returns (2019) or a Fictitious Business Name Statement filed prior to March 15, 2019.

    • 40 hours per week equals 1.0 full-time equivalent employees
    • 20 hours per week equals 0.5 full-time equivalent employees

Yes.  Businesses must have 10 full-time equivalent employees (FTE) or less at the time of application.

If you operate multiple locations under the same legal entity or ownership, please combine the pertinent information into one application, such as combined number of employees, etc.  If the combined number of employees exceeds 10 full-time equivalents, then you will not be eligible for this grant.

Yes.  Shortly after submission, an email will be sent to the email provided on the application with a confirmation number for your reference. 

The application window will be open from October 16, 2020 through October 30, 2020 (2 weeks).

Yes.  Applicants must have no bankruptcies within the last three years; bankruptcies must have a discharge date dating back at least three (3) years at time of grant application. Applicant must also have no outstanding local, state, federal tax liens nor judgments. This is verified through credit check.

No. There is no cost to the applicant for the credit check. 

No.  No minimum credit score is required.

Awardees will be chosen based on a priority and lottery basis. See Program Eligibility and About the Program for additional information.

Eligible uses of grant funds includes:

  • Costs associated with the impacts of business closures
  • Costs associated with adherence to local requirements for safe business re-openings
  • Financial impacts due to loss of sales as a result of COVID-19

Yes.  All applicants will be notified via email whether they were selected or not.

Yes.  If a business was recently purchased by someone else, but the business has been operating for more than a year prior to March 15, 2020, the new business owner is eligible to apply if they can show a need based on impacts from COVID-19.

Yes.  The limit is one application per business entity, not one application per business owner.

Home based businesses, banks, multi-family housing, and car transporting businesses are not eligible to apply. Businesses that engage in any activity that is illegal under federal, state or local law will not be eligible for this program.  More information on ineligible types of businesses per the Code of Federal Regulations, section CFR §120.110, can be found here: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=1&SID=bcad42c8123c36355439ae6e6c435ea6&ty=HTML&h=L&mc=true&r=SECTION&n=se13.1.120_1110

Yes.  The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can assist with the application process and can be reached at the following email address: konuwaso@butte.edu.

If you simply need access to a computer/scanner: The City of Corning has arranged for the Corning Library to be open for computer and scanner usage on October 19th from 3-6 PM. If this date absolutely does not work for you, please contact llinnet@corning.org.